During an Ohio State University 2017 study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, it was discovered that 58.7% of Cerro Coso students worry about not having enough money for food to get them through the month. That is 9.7% higher than the sampled average of other community colleges.
Coyote Cupboard was created to address food insecurity for students. It is Cerro Coso's belief that no student should have to learn on an empty stomach. Bags of food are for ANY student who is hungry and needs food. There are no requirements to receiving a bag of food, CC wants to make sure food and toiletries go to ANYONE who needs them.
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The link below is a resource page where potential applicants can click for more information as well as apply for the program.
Students can get support applying for CalFresh here on campus or through the ACCESS, Financial Aid, and Student Services Departments by contacting any of the following people:
We have computers available in the Counseling Round-About area, Student Center, Library and Learning Resource Center here on campus for students to use. Please also call for a telephone or virtual appointment for application assistance.
Benefits Helpline 1-877-847-3663
You may be eligible for resources now, even if you have applied previously and were not. Please consider applying. We are here to help with the process!